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  • Demi Lovato is set to perform “Commander in Chief” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.
  • “We're in a state of crisis, people are dying while you line your pockets deep”, she sings.
  • Lovato, a Disney Channel alum, said the song was born out of a desire but realistic to reach Trump.

With one man in her rearview mirror, Demi Lovato now has the focus of President Donald Trump. The singer dropped the politically charged diss track “Commander In Chief” on Tuesday night, unleashing her anger over the President's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You can't get enough of shutting down systems for personal gain / Fighting fires with liars and praying for rain”, Lovato sings in an opening verse of the song, which she co-wrote with Finneas, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. “How does it feel to still be able to breathe?” she sings.

Lovato, a Disney Channel alum, said the song was born out of a desire but realistic to reach Trump. In a comment Lovato reposted on her Instagram stories, one fan complained “they can't listen to you anymore” because the song is “going too far”.

The music video shows people of all races, genders and political affiliations singing along to the lyrics. “We're in a state of crisis, people are dying while you line your pockets deep”, she sings in the song that addresses the President.

She's set to perform “Commander In Chief” for the first time live at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The show, which will air on Wednesday on NBC, is a live production of the pop song from the album.

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